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Who We Are

Every school has a governing body made up of a team of volunteers both from within the school community and the outside community. They each bring a variety of skills, qualifications and experiences to collectively make objective, fair and well thought out decisions.

At Yorke Mead, the governing body currently comprises 14 members.

  • 5 Parent Governors elected by parents and carers of children at the school
  • 1 Staff Governor elected by members of staff at the school.
  • 1 Local Authority Governor appointed by the Local Authority
  • 7 co-opted governor

The Headteacher is automatically included.

 

Name Term of Office Category Committees Responsibility Relevant Business/
Pecuniary Interests
Meetings
2015-16
Will Connolly
(Chair)
18/05/15 – 17/05/19 Co-opted
  • Inclusion governor
  • Safer Recruitment trained
Self-employed education consultant
  • FGB – 5/5
Charlotte Gomes 18/05/15 – 17/05/19 Co-opted
  • Resources (Co-Chair)
  • Safer Recruitment trained
Works in the Leisure Department at Three Rivers District Council
  • FGB – 2/3
  • Personnel – 3/3
Neil Rowley 18/05/15 – 17/05/19 Co-opted
  • Resources (Co-Chair)
  • Buildings for the Future
  • FGB – 3/5
  • Resources – 4/4
Derek Marshall 18/05/15 – 17/05/19 Co-opted
  • Children’s
  • Anti-Bullying governor
  • Governor training co-ordinator
  • Link governor for HfL
  • FGB – 5/5
  • Personnel – 4/4
  • Curriculum – 5/5
Zsofia Sears 21/11/16 – 20/11/20 Co-opted
  • Children’s
Employed at the Royal Masonic School
Jeffrey Leib
(Vice Chair)
16/05/14 – 15/05/18 Parent
  • Children’s (Chair)
  • Health and Safety
  • FGB – 3/5
  • Curriculum – 4/5
Cheryl Phillipson 06/03/17 – 05/03/21 Co-opted
  • Children’s
  • Pupil Premium
  • Children Looked After
Director of JCJ Accounting Services
Toby Southin 24/09/13 – 23/09/17 Parent
  • Resources
  • FGB – 4/5
  • Resources – 3/4
Zoe Newman 11/11/16 – 10/11/20 Parent
  • Children’s
  • Pupil Premium
  • Children Looked After
Lucille Pollard From 01/09/11 Head Teacher
  • Resources
  • Children’s
  • Safer Recruitment trained
  • FGB – 5/5
  • Resources – 4/4
  • Personnel – 4/4
  • Curriculum – 5/5
Eleni Leondiou 25/11/16 – 24/11/20 Staff
  • Children’s
Peter Hyland 12/02/17 – 11/02/21 Parent
  • Resources
  • Sports Premium
Sanjay Gohel 28/02/17 – 27/02/21 Parent
  • Children’s Committee
Ashok Shah
(Stepped down)
18/03/13 – 17/03/17 Local Authority
  • Resources
  • Governor training co-ordinator
  • FGB – 4/5
  • Resources – 4/4
Shelley Stoll
(Stepped down)
26/11/12 – 25/11/16 Staff
  • FGB – 4/5
  • Curriculum – 2/5
Harry Busby
(Stepped down)
28/09/15 – 08/09/16 Co-opted
  • FGB – 5/5
  • Resources – 4/4
Sandy George
(Stepped down)
29/04/15 – 12/09/16 Parent
  • FGB – 4/5
  • Curriculum – 2/5
Denise Gardiner
(Stepped down)
18/05/15 – 30/01/17 Co-opted
  • FGB – 4/5
  • Personnel – 3/4
Michael Whitehead
(Stepped down)
06/10/14 – 27/02/17 Parent
  • FGB – 5/5
  • Resources – 4/4
  • Personnel – 2/2
Cheryl Phillipson
(Stepped down)
12/02/13 – 11/02/17 Parent
  • FGB – 4/5
  • Curriculum – 5/5
  • No governor is related in any way to a member of Yorke Mead School Staff